Yameen defeats ex-president Nasheed in Maldives run-off

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 Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed lost runoff elections held in the Indian Ocean nation on Saturday, despite being the front-runner going into the polls, results showed. Abdulla Yameen, the half brother of the country's former strongman, defeated Nasheed, securing 51.3 percent of the popular vote in a bitterly fought election, the results said. Nasheed secured 48.6 percent, with over 98 percent of all of the votes counted, Elections Commission results showed.

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